The Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean (HICO (trademark)) Provides a New View of the Coastal Ocean
NAVAL RESEARCH LAB STENNIS DETACHMENT STENNIS SPACE CENTER MS OCEANOGRAPHY DIV
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The Hyperspectral Imager for the Coastal Ocean HICOTrademark was installed on the International Space Station on September 24, 2009. HICOTrademark is the first spaceborne hyperspectral imager optimized for environmental characterization of the coastal zone. With a high signal-to-noise ratio for ocean imaging, 90 m GSD and full spectral coverage from 400 to 900 nm and a 42 by 192 km scene size HICOTrademark provides a unique view of the coastal ocean from space. HICOTrademark data are collected and processed to produce maps of coastal bathymetry, bottom characteristics, and water column optical properties. To illustrate this versatility we present examples of HICOTrademark products for a diversity of coastal environments.
- Physical and Dynamic Oceanography
- Optical Detection and Detectors